Pip Proud - Adreneline & Richard LP


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In the late '60s, Pip Proud recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia – Adreneline & Richard and A Bird In The Engine – before vanishing into obscurity for the better part of three decades. Often called the "Australian Syd Barrett," yet Proud actually released his second album in 1969, a year prior to The Madcap Laughs, and developed his indigenous psychedelia in virtual isolation.

To quote Byron Coley, who like a handful of underground luminaries discovered Proud in the '80s via collector mail-order lists, Adreneline & Richard features "weirdly strummed barre-chord guitar, monotone vocals that occasionally [try] to pass way beyond their known range, oddball lyrics that [combine] nursery rhymes with druggy imagery. It [is] a hell of a cool record."

While other compilations of Proud's music have been released in recent years, this is the first time that Adreneline & Richard has been reissued in its original format (including inner sleeve with lyrics). Recommended for fans of outsider and lo-fi pop from US, UK, NZ and beyond.

Track Listing:

  1. Adreneline & Richard
  2. The Tennis Player
  3. There Was Melancholy
  4. Latin Version
  5. To Mother While Dying (Into Elizabeth's Eyes)
  6. Sounds
  7. Purple Boy Gang
  8. De Da De Dum
  9. When Each Descends
  10. We Crossed The Atlantic
  11. An Old Servant
  12. Laughter And Laughter